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Industry News – March 27th, 2017

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Curated fashion industry news links for Monday, March 27th, 2017…

REPORT: NORDSTROM CREATES TUX RENTAL SHOWROOMS – ChainStoreAge
“The showrooms will be available in six Nordstrom locations — all in areas where the tux startup doesn’t yet have a presence. Here, shoppers can get measured, try on a selection of tuxedos, and then place rental orders for delivery to their homes. All showrooms will carry limited inventory, the report said.”

JANELLE MONÁE, GLORIA STEINEM AND CECILE RICHARDS AMONG CFDA HONOREES – TheNewYorkTimes
“She went on to name Janelle Monáe, Cecile Richards — the president of Planned Parenthood — and Gloria Steinem as recipients of the Board of Directors’ Tribute for their work with the Women’s March on Washington.”

FOREVER 21 HIT WITH COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT SUIT OVER INSTAGRAM PHOTO – TFL
“Forever 21 is on the hook for copyright infringement, thanks to a new lawsuit. According to photographer Vanessa Boy’s complaint, which was filed earlier this month in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, a federal court in Los Angeles, Boy posted an original photo of blogger wearing an array of Forever 21 garments to Instagram on or about September 12, 2016.”

THESE BRANDS YOU’VE NEVER HEARD OF ARE PROPELLING AMAZON TO OUTSELL MACY’S AND EVERY OTHER RETAILER – BusinessInsider
“The company’s clothing and accessory sales are expected to grow nearly 30%, to $28 billion. Macy’s apparel sales, by comparison, are expected to drop 4%, to $22 billion, in the period.”

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